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phoenix: A mythological bird, said to be the only one of its kind, which lives for 500 years and then dies by burning to ashes on a pyre of its own making, ignited by the sun. It then arises anew from the ashes.

jostle: To bump into or brush against while in motion.

monotonous: having an unvarying tone or pitch

reek: (intransitive) To be emitted or exhaled, emanate, as of vapour or perfume.

stagnant: Lacking freshness, motion, flow, progress, or change; stale; motionless; still.

grime: Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.

complexion: The quality, colour, or appearance of the skin on the face.

thicket: A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.

undulate: To cause to move in a wavelike motion.

enveloped: Simple past tense and past participle of envelop.

deliberate: Done on purpose; intentional.

crippled: Having a less than fully functional limb, or injuries which prevent full mobility.

trance: A dazed or unconscious condition.

smoldering: Present participle of smolder.

skillet: A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.

mortar: A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding bricks and stones.

valise: A piece of hand luggage such as a suitcase or travelling bag.

doting: Present participle of dote.

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